Last Minute

Watching darkness fall over Monterey Bay, listening to Otis sing about the Dock of the Bay. He wrote that song while in Sausalito, CA, a town just north of San Francisco, which is a little bit northier of here.


It’s 2 hours to San Francisco, and then 15 minutes to Sausalito. Must be a long bridge.

I was thinking about all of the artists that I’d like to see in concert, and remembered that I bought tickets to see Keb’ Mo’. In November, he announced a summer show here at the Golden State Theatre, andI bought tickets within minutes of reading the news. about 8 months in advance.

That concert has been cancelled, but this is not the point of this post. It may be the kernel that explodes into a piece of delicious, salty popcorn aka a fabulous idea!

When we get out of this this miserable shutdown, and WE WILL GET OUT of this miserable shutdown, there is going to be a healthy aversion to risk. Which means an aversion to making plans in the distant future, because longer time horizons are risky.

I predict that apps that search & find last minute deals will take off.

Johnny Carson GIFs | Tenor

Johnny Carson as Carnac the Magnificent.

That is all. No complicated calculus about marginal costs and break-even revenues. No machine learning simulation of your neural networks. No scientific basis to this conjecture. Just a hunch.

Go forth and do with this information as you will.


About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.
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